=head1 NAME String::CRC32 - Perl interface for cyclic redundancy check generation =head1 SYNOPSIS use String::CRC32; $crc = crc32("some string"); $crc = crc32("some string", initvalue); $somestring = "some string"; $crc = crc32($somestring); printf "%08x\n", $crc; open my $fh, '<', 'location/of/some.file' or die $!; binmode $fh; $crc = crc32($fh); close $fh; =head1 DESCRIPTION The B<CRC32> module calculates CRC sums of 32 bit lengths as integers. It generates the same CRC values as ZMODEM, PKZIP, PICCHECK and many others. Despite its name, this module is able to compute the checksum of files as well as strings. =head1 EXAMPLES $crc = crc32("some string"); results in the same as $crc = crc32(" string", crc32("some")); This is useful for subsequent CRC checking of substrings. You may even check files: open my $fh, '<', 'location/of/some.file' or die $!; binmode $fh; $crc = crc32($fh); close $fh; A init value may also have been supplied in the above example. =head1 AUTHOR Soenke J. Peters <email@example.com> Current maintainer: LEEJO Address bug reports and comments to: L<https://github.com/leejo/string-crc32/issues> =head1 LICENSE CRC algorithm code taken from CRC-32 by Craig Bruce. The module stuff is inspired by a similar perl module called String::CRC by David Sharnoff & Matthew Dillon. Horst Fickenscher told me that it could be useful to supply an init value to the crc checking function and so I included this possibility. The author of this package disclaims all copyrights and releases it into the public domain.